Sunday, January 22, 2012
Forts Henry and Donelson
As a corollary to an earlier post about book releases timed to Sesquicentennial battle anniversaries, it should also be mentioned that Blue & Gray magazine just released a new issue covering the February 1862 campaign against Forts Henry and Donelson, as well as later clashes at Dover, Tennessee. The series of maps in it are superb, showing regiment and battery positions at various phases of the Donelson battle, as well as the terrain. B&G cartography associated with the main article and General's Tour often exceeds in quality and number anything found in book length studies, and this is the case here. When B&G issues revisit battles after a long gap in time, they always make it worthwhile with stupendous improvements in article content and map graphics.